GOM Video Converter

FAQ

How do I automatically change the output file name / set file name rules?

Views: 11,275 Date: 2012. 11. 26

With GOM Video Converter you can create your own naming rules that will be applied to your output videos.


You can access the filename rule options by following the steps below:


1. Launch GOM Video Converter

2. Click the [Settings] button under "Output Info" (above the [Start] button)

3. Click the "Others" tab


The "Filename rule" options are located at the top of this tab.


・ "Rule:" Box:

This is the input box where you enter the text and tags that make up your file name rule.


・ Counter Box

Located to the right of the "Rule:" box is the Counter Box. The number inside this box is the starting number when the <Counter 0X> tag (explained below). When the <Count 0x> is present in a file name rule, this box becomes enabled and can be edited at will. If the <Counter 0X> tag is not being used, this box will be grayed out.


・ Example Text

Below the "Rule:" Box is an example of how your output files will be named based on the currently set file name rule.



Inputting Text

You can input text into the “Rule:” box at will. Any text inputted there will be displayed on all output videos as is. For example, if you type “Output” at the start of the filename rule, all output file names will start with the word “Output”.


 

Filename Rule Tags

Along with text, you can use any of the tags below in any combination to create a rule for how your output files will be named.


<Source File Name>

・ This tag will input the name of the original file (up until it’s format extension)


<Default Ext.>

・ This tag will input the default extension for the file type you are converting to.

・ It is recommended that you end all filename rules with this tag, otherwise your output videos might not be playable


<Counter 0X>

・ This tag will place a number in your filename that will increase by one (1) for each successive conversion.

・ The “0X” portion of the tag indicates the number of digits you want the number to be (for example, “05” will create a 5-digit number). You can create up to 9-digit numbers.

・ The Counter Box to the right of the “Rule:” input box determines the starting number for the Counter.


<Track Number 0X>

・ This tag works exactly the same as the <Counter 0X> tag, however it always starts from 1 and therefore does not use the Counter Box to the right of the input box.

・ The “0X” portion of the tag indicates the number of digits you want the number to be (for example, “05” will create a 5-digit number). You can create up to 9-digit numbers.


<Date>

・ This tag will input the date into the filename in “yyyymmdd” format. For example, April 21st 2013 would be displayed as “20130421”


<Date_Time>

・ This tag will input the date and current time into the filename in “yyyymmdd_AM/PM_hhmmss” format. For example, 1:35:40 PM on April 21st 2013 would be displayed as “20130421_PM_013540”


 

Rule Templates

There are 7 rule templates built into the software, each using a different combination of the tags described above. 


Below each template in the following list is an example of how the output file name would appear if the input file name was "example.xxx", the Counter Box was set to "12345", the output format was set to MP4, the date was June 17, 2013, and the time was 4:43:14 PM.


<Source File Name>.<Default Ext.>

“example.mp4”

 

 M4V<Counter 05>.<Default Ext.>

"M4V12345.mp4"


MAQ<Counter 05>.<Default Ext.>

"MAQ12345.mp4"


<Source File Name>_<Track Number 02>.<Default Ext.>

"example_01.mp4"


<Source File Name>_<Date>.<Default Ext.>

"example_20130617.mp4"


<Source File Name>_<Date_Time>.<Default Ext.>

"example_20130617_PM_043314.mp4"


<Date>_<Counter 05>.<Default Ext.>

"20130617_12345.mp4"



Example rules made using combinations of text and tags:


We've created some sample rules to display how tags and text can be combined to make your own custom rules.


Below each sample rule in the following list is an example of how the output file name would appear if the input file name was "example.xxx", the Counter Box was set to "12345", the output format was set to MP4, the date was June 17, 2013, and the time was 4:43:14 PM.


Converted Video <Date> (<Track Number 02>).<Default Ext.>

”Converted Video 20130617 (01).mp4”


<Source File Name> (Additional Text) <Counter 03>.<Default Ext.>

"example (Additional Text) 345.mp4"


* Note that in the example above, <Counter 03> was displayed as "345". This is because the number in the Counter Box is "12345", and the <Counter 03> tag  told the rule to create a 3-digit number. The <Counter 0X> tag starts counting digits starting with the right-most number. If in this example we had used <Counter 02>, the number would have been displayed as "45".


Sample Rule <Track Number 03>.3GP

"Sample Rule 001.3GP"


* Note that in the example above, we did not use the <Default Ext.> tag, and instead changed the extension to .3GP. It is possible to automatically change the extensions of your files by using this method, but we only recommend you do this if you are an advanced user. Simply changing the extension this way does NOT make it possible to output videos in formats that GOM Video Converter does not currently support  as output formats (such as MKV).